Platform Rail

We supported Severnside, Gloucestershire, TransWilts and Worcestershire Community Rail Partnerships to take their joint education scheme from an idea to a reality.


After hiring a team of qualified teachers, January 2022 saw the beginnings of the joint education scheme starting to take place. Platform now supports schools in building cultural-capital with out-of-classroom experiences; helps schools to embed sustainable learning into their curriculum; and promotes access to future opportunities available to young people through train travel.

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After conducting a lengthy feasibility study, we recruited a fabulous team of teachers, shaped the project name, branding, website and targets, and watched the concept grow from an idea to an award-winning, hugely oversubscribed education provision.

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Platform helps teachers to build students’ knowledge of rail-safety, their understanding of sustainable and healthy travel, and their confidence, whilst supporting schools to embed sustainable learning into their curriculum and promote access to future opportunities available through train travel.

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After little more than a year, over 3,500 pupils have joined Platform Rail on a journey they won’t forget, and expansion into new regions has begun.

One of our biggest successes with sustainability at its heart and now shortlisted for a Global Good Award!

The Impact


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Pupils taken on rail trips


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SH guided, trained, supported and equipped us with the tools we needed to turn the project from a concept into a concrete scheme. They are creative, communicative and flexible: they’ll always be my first port of call for future projects.

Emilie Dawson
Platform Learning Development Manager